Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the Taliban, has given this statement after the recent remarks of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar, in which he said that the increase in terrorist incidents in Pakistan after some Afghan leaders’ unnecessary, irresponsible, misleading, and threatening statements is significantly meaningful. In his statement, the Taliban’s representative, Zabihullah Mujahid, stated that the Islamic Emirate does not allow anyone to use Afghanistan’s land against Pakistan unnecessarily. However, the Islamic Emirate is not responsible for the security situation within Pakistan. They should resolve their domestic issues and not blame Afghanistan for their failures.
Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned that even if there is an increase in insecurity in Pakistan, it cannot be used as evidence that many Afghans in Pakistan are victims of insecurity.He stated that in Afghanistan, weapons have been secured, nothing has been lost, smuggling of weapons has been banned, and all kinds of illegal activities have been stopped.
He further said that Afghanistan is like a brother and neighboring country with Pakistan, and the Pakistani leadership should understand the good intentions of the Islamic Emirate. There should be no interference in the internal affairs of other countries by the Islamic Emirate.
Statement of Pakistan’s Prime Minister
Pakistan’s interim Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar stated that after some Afghan leaders’ unnecessary, irresponsible, misleading, and threatening statements, there is a significant increase in terrorist incidents in Pakistan. He gave this unusually strong statement about the Taliban government in Afghanistan during a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday. After the decision to send back Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan, some Taliban leaders, including their Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, and Defense Minister Mullah Yaqoob, expressed strong reactions in their statements, and this statement also came to light that Pakistan may have to bear the consequences of this decision.
“In this regard, some Afghan leaders’ unnecessary, irresponsible, misleading, and threatening statements are regrettable”, he said. He further clarified that ‘Pakistan has the full legal and moral right to send illegal immigrants back to their home country. The increase in terrorist incidents in the country after some Afghan leaders’ statements is not only meaningful but also confirms Pakistan’s apprehensions.’
Increasing animosity with Taliban
Kakkar also said that ‘Afghan leaders’ statements immediately after the decision to send back refugees indicate not only unusual speed but also confirms Pakistan’s concerns. He added, ‘Afghan interim government leaders should realize that Afghanistan and Pakistan are two sovereign countries, and their mutual relations need to be officially established. The relations between the two countries should be conducted as is done between other sovereign countries around the world.’
The increasing pace of the reaction to this decision confirms that the Islamic Emirate government of Afghanistan has not accepted the decision. They should understand that the relations between the two countries should be conducted as is done between other sovereign countries around the world,’ the Prime Minister stated.’The extraordinary speed of the Afghan government’s reaction to this decision also confirms that it has not accepted this decision. If there is a counter-reaction to any government decision, it should be through official channels, and any further reaction should be officially informed to the government through the relevant channels,’ he emphasized.